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Ralphs Grocery Company, a large Los
Angeles based grocery store chain, saw the Recognition Concepts
program as a way to show appreciation to key employees and other
contributors to the industry.
We prepared this beautiful watercolor and prismacolor pencil
montage on the history of Ralphs. This choice of medium allowed
us to draw historical elements like the Founder, Mr. Ralphs,
and his first store in sepia tone, then slowly move into watercolor
for the more current elements. The portraits are painted in
and the background blended around to create a piece that visually
makes each recipient a central character in the history of this
proud and successful organization.
While originally developed as a long service and retirement
award, when Cornell University celebrated the 25th Anniversary
of its Home Study Program, we prepared a special lithograph
with Cornell's Bell Tower hand-painted into the Ralphs story
as a special gift. It was received with surprise and appreciation,
and hangs at the Ithaca, New York campus as a constant memento
of the programs success with corporate supporters like Ralphs.